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Hello,

Update macOS 11.2.2

a y one is update ?

Not much point as we aren't using real MacBook Pro/Air......


macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 11.2.2 — Restart Required

macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 prevents MacBook Pro (2019 or later) and MacBook Air (2020 or later) models from incurring damage when they are connected to certain third-party, non-compliant powered USB-C hubs and docks.
 
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Not much point as we aren't using real MacBook Pro/Air......


macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 11.2.2 — Restart Required

macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 prevents MacBook Pro (2019 or later) and MacBook Air (2020 or later) models from incurring damage when they are connected to certain third-party, non-compliant powered USB-C hubs and docks.
Yes i know that but is it safe for us ?
 

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Yes i know that but is it safe for us ?
Yes it should be okay. As always, however, a full backup should be made before updating. Because I'm running 11.3 Beta, I don't plan to go "back" to 11.2.2!
 
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Yes it should be okay. As always, however, a full backup should be made before updating. Because I'm running 11.3 Beta, I don't plan to go "back" to 11.2.2!
Done

Ok for me with 3 reboots

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Hi Casey, all,

Long time lurker, infrequent poster. Huge fan of this thread and community!

Since upgrading to Big Sur and adopting OpenCore I’ve been having a heck of time with Bluetooth connectivity. Bluetooth always “shows up” in my system report and the OS. I can connect devices. But the devices always lose connection after a random period of time. After losing their connection, are totally unable to reconnect. My Hackintosh, built to nearly the exact specs Casey recommends, is housed in a Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C. I’ve found that if I leave a USB device plugged in to one of the front USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth works much more reliably and only infrequently fails, a minor win of sorts.

After much reading and head banging, I think my issue may be a new weirdness introduced in Big Sur (I didn’t have any issues in Catalina!) and believe it may relate to USB mapping and/or power management. I like to think of myself as relatively tech savvy, but Casey’s guides are much easier for a noob like me to follow than, say, the USB mapping guide on the dortania Github. I’m generally not super clear on how exactly kexts “work” or how to alter boot-related things beyond adding new files to the relevant EFI folder and/or opening my config.plist file in OpenCore Configurator and saving changes. But I’m good at reading! Most of the time.

Any thoughts on what’s causing my Bluetooth issue? Agree it seems related to USB mapping and/or power management? Could you point me to the best guide for someone like me to work through the issue?

Appreciate any help! In case it’s helpful attached please find a screenshot of the “Bluetooth” section of my system report. Very happy to provide additional detail or context.

Thank you!
 

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I thought so too, but another one didn't fix it for me unfortunately.
Please try disabling XMP Memory Profile in BIOS. We can then set memory multiplier to 29.33 for 2933MHz.
 

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Hi Casey, all,

Long time lurker, infrequent poster. Huge fan of this thread and community!

Since upgrading to Big Sur and adopting OpenCore I’ve been having a heck of time with Bluetooth connectivity. Bluetooth always “shows up” in my system report and the OS. I can connect devices. But the devices always lose connection after a random period of time. After losing their connection, are totally unable to reconnect. My Hackintosh, built to nearly the exact specs Casey recommends, is housed in a Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C. I’ve found that if I leave a USB device plugged in to one of the front USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth works much more reliably and only infrequently fails, a minor win of sorts.

After much reading and head banging, I think my issue may be a new weirdness introduced in Big Sur (I didn’t have any issues in Catalina!) and believe it may relate to USB mapping and/or power management. I like to think of myself as relatively tech savvy, but Casey’s guides are much easier for a noob like me to follow than, say, the USB mapping guide on the dortania Github. I’m generally not super clear on how exactly kexts “work” or how to alter boot-related things beyond adding new files to the relevant EFI folder and/or opening my config.plist file in OpenCore Configurator and saving changes. But I’m good at reading! Most of the time.

Any thoughts on what’s causing my Bluetooth issue? Agree it seems related to USB mapping and/or power management? Could you point me to the best guide for someone like me to work through the issue?

Appreciate any help! In case it’s helpful attached please find a screenshot of the “Bluetooth” section of my system report. Very happy to provide additional detail or context.

Thank you!
Hello @coman05,

Thank you first of all for providing such a good description.

Which Bluetooth devices are you using?

Do they disconnect randomly?

Could it be a signal attenuation issue? Have you considered using an outboard antenna instead of the directly connected antennas?
 
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Hey Casey,

Thank you so much for the response! Answers below. Appreciate any other guidance or recommendations you may have.
Which Bluetooth devices are you using?

Only two: a Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse.

Do they disconnect randomly?

It does feel random, but the disconnection seems correlated to having devices plugged into one of the front USB 3.0 ports. I nearly wrote my bluetooth works "flawlessly" whenever I have something like a USB mouse plugged into one of them, devices working for days on end and even to sleep/wake the machine, but it does still randomly drop from time to time even when I have a USB device attached, though I'm sometimes able to reconnect bluetooth devices after that happens. If I have no USB devices attached, which is my usual and preferred setup, bluetooth devices typically connect and work on startup, but then randomly lose connection after a short period of time ranging from 1-4 minutes, and like I said originally, are totally unable to reconnect after that happens.

Could it be a signal attenuation issue? Have you considered using an outboard antenna instead of the directly connected antennas?

Maybe? I don't have an outboard antenna to troubleshoot this with, but I would note that I didn't have this issue in Catalina with Clover, so it feels unlikely to be the cause. If it's helpful context, my bluetooth mouse and keyboard are a mere ~6 feet from the antennas on the back of my machine. That said, there's a few other bluetooth devices nearby -- namely a PS4 Pro and Sonos. But the location of all these devices hasn't changed since I made the Big Sur leap, and I had no problems back in my Catalina/Clover days. If you think this could be the issue and I should troubleshoot it, I appreciate any specific recommendations you have for an outboard antenna.

Finally, in case it's meaningful, I upgraded to Big Sur and OpenCore 0.6.6 following your guides, and have since upgraded Big Sur to 11.2.1. However, when I follow your guide, I always have to use the config.plist file HackinDROM generates by ticking the "generate a new SMBIOS" box and selecting the latest AMD version of your files from the dropdown. If I do "browse..." to upload the "config-AMD-GPU.plist" file included in your attached zip in the guide, I get that lovely not working/not found symbol on startup. But beyond that, I've followed all your guides to a T -- and hugely appreciate them! Worry this is superfluous detail or indicative of some other issue, but wanted to share just in case.
 
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